COVID-19 INFORMATION SOURCES
Start with the websites below (Updated 12/15/20)
COVID-19 Vaccine Information Resources:
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Information on the COVID-19 vaccine
Food and Drug Administration (FDA): News and updates
COVID-19 Starter Resources:
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Information about the coronavirus from the State of Wisconsin.
- COVID-19 Activity Level by Region and County courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Public Health
- Wisconsin Public Health Department COVID-19 Homepage
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC, the main U.S. federal agency monitoring and responding to the novel coronavirus outbreak, has created a microsite with frequently updated information for health practitioners, researchers, and the general public. Of particular interest to the public is the Situation Summary, a quick overview with maps of reported coronavirus cases in the United States and globally.
St. Croix County COVID-19 Dashboard: provides information on how many cases are active in the county, when they were discovered as well as other information
Pierce County COVID-19 Dashboard: provides information on how many cases are active in the county, when they were discovered as well as other information
St. Croix County – Health Alerts
Health information from St. Croix County, WI
World Health Organization (WHO)
The WHO, a leading international health agency helping to coordinate the global response to the coronavirus outbreak, offers global news updates and helpful videos, answers common questions (Should I wear a mask to protect myself? How does this virus spread?), and dispels myths (no, gargling with mouthwash won’t protect against the virus).
National Institute of Medicine
Updated information and links concerning the 2019 novel coronavirus.
Intended for the general public, this health encyclopedia and information portal produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine provides background on coronaviruses. Users can also search MedlinePlus for links to high-quality health and medical information from other government agencies and trusted third-party organizations.
Help Explaining COVID-19 to your Kids
An NPR article that includes a comic that can help explain COVID-19 to your children.
This website helps to explain the metrics experts are using to determine how severe the pandemic is in areas across the country, including detailed maps explaining current levels.
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